April 16, 2013 at 10:18 #1199
I had the chance to attend conference on Digital health in CES. Sonny VU (founder of Misfit Wearables) made some interesting comments about how his company developed the Shine. Product was designed having customers and usage as a top priority.
A truly wearable products has to meet certain requirements:
- designed as any desirable object (some object are useless but still people like to wear them, The Shine should then also be very elegant)
- should inspire the owner to do good things (here we want more people to become more active so they can feel better)
- social network play a key role in keeping motivation up for people to achieve their goals
Having said this, The Shine is one of the best designs seen at CES for a techie gadget. Its wireless transmission effect is very impressive. One more reason to get addicted to quantified self and improve habits and health.
Misfit Development team added clock feature to the shine:
Any experience you want to share about the need of activity tracker, shine design and features â€¦ please add your comments.
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Follow @projectDOLPHIN on twitter in order to stay informed about new products featured by RED-DOLPHIN.April 18, 2013 at 09:18 #1468
This I would like to carry!April 18, 2013 at 10:34 #1469
and here is a new video (fresh from today) about led animation when user is achieving his/her objective for the day
looks nice ! Now I think we should get some screenshot of the app ?April 25, 2013 at 06:40 #1535
Here is a new picture of the Shine. Product is still in pre-production phase at Misfit Wearables.
Production ramp is planned for June with expected capacity of 100 then 500 and eventually 1000 units per day at launch (Misfit team says).
They are also building a scalable line in their manufacturing site allowing to produce over 13.000 units per day !May 2, 2013 at 07:07 #1603
Misfit just sent an official update about progress on testing Printed Circuit Board they will use inside the Shine:
Quick update: Steveâ€™s just received a shipment of our PCB boards from Korea + some more Shines â€“ part of a check weâ€™re doing to make sure quality is consistent. Also, we should be getting pieces of our leather band in soon â€“ weâ€™ll snap a picture once they come in.
For those whoâ€™ve been asking about the details of Shineâ€™s functionality: well weâ€™re still finalizing firmware but itâ€™ll mostly be the same as what weâ€™ve announced for our first release and what youâ€™ve seen in past videos. Weâ€™ll share more once things are more locked down. We do love the feedback though so please keep the comments/suggestions coming!
Sumeet”May 2, 2013 at 07:19 #1605
Hi Wearable experts !
I have a question for you: how will synchronization work between The Shine and a device ?
- I am not sure sure it using Wifi not Bluetooth ? any idea ?May 3, 2013 at 20:38 #1614May 20, 2013 at 21:28 #1729
Update about water resistance:
The Shine should be at least certified for 5 ATM resistance. This means you can take a shower and swim with your activity tracker.
Initial plan was to have 10 ATM resistance said the Misfit team but it looks like 100% success testing seems to be challenging at this level.
10 ATM is required for snorkeling, 15 ATM for scuba diving, 20 ATM and more for deep sea diving …
Hope that 5 ATM is enough for most of us, will be interesting to see what warranty policy/service Misfit will offer in case a customer returns a unit damaged by water.May 21, 2013 at 05:31 #1730
For sure that we would give you a new unit if it is water damaged.May 27, 2013 at 10:53 #1783
“Shine-supporters” have been informed of the following updates regarding the project:
June 6, 2013 at 08:47 #1846
- shipment will start in mid-july
- device will be waterproof (Misfit fixed issues on this), I guess it will be then 10 ATM certified ?
- iOS app will launch first
- Android app is delayed to early 2014
Design look attractive and not “standard” for an activity tracker. The lock system seems directly inspired from watch industry and this gives to the device a different aspect.
We like it but still keep final judgment to when we have it for real.July 5, 2013 at 10:05 #2181Hi Shine Supporters,Happy Fourth of July! To celebrate, we’d like to discuss one of the all-time most asked questions: how does the “magical” data transfer work? We’ve taken some time to share this because we were in the process of filing a patent on it. The short of it is that after trying several different approaches, we ended up using one that uses good old fashion Bluetooth Low Energy (“BLE”) in combination with having the screen sense when the Shine is near it or touching it to initiate the data transfer. That’s it! No magic – just super simple and easy for users. Here’s a video of how you link and sync Shine to your iPhone. For more details, we’ve posted a more in-depth discussion on our blog.So Shine will still have the same simple data transfer experience you saw on the original video and will work with all the latest iOS devices (includes: iPhone 4s/5, iPod touch 5th gen, iPad 3/4, iPad mini) and many more in the future as BLE becomes ubiquitous. BLE will not work with older iOS devices such as iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th gen, and iPad 2 or earlier. In case you don’t have a compatible iOS device and want a refund, just drop email@example.com a note and she’ll take care of you.We’re now ramping up to make over 2,000 Shines a day to meet the demand that’s been building, and are still on track to ship to our warehouses in the US mid-July. Please remember that if you have a non-US-based address, we’ll need your phone number to be able to ship you your Shine(s) since we’re using Fedex.Shine on!SophiaJuly 11, 2013 at 08:53 #2302
Announced by Misfit Wearables today, Shine first shipments will leave Korea mid-July. We will have to be patient a few more weeks I guess as logistic flow for first batch will take all products to US and ship to end-users from there.
If like us you joined the indiegogo campaign to get your Shine, we welcome your post in this forum and first reviews when you get your personal units end of July.July 23, 2013 at 16:20 #2570
iOS app v1.0 just arrived in Appstore. Misfit team is getting ready for first shipments of Shine it seems !
We are all very keen to test the Shine and report first experience in Forum.
When will you receive yours ?August 5, 2013 at 22:27 #2646
Misfit just started shipping from Korea first Shine units I heard.
who has already received one and will post here first impressions and screenshot ? I am keen to discover the Shine and see how it compares with other activity trackers.
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